Veteran saved by dog and duck after battling for his life in coma.
Veteran saved by dog and duck after battling for his life in coma
Bravehound Irma refused to leave ex-soldier Paul Wilkie’s side as he battled with life-threatening sepsis in hospital.
The veteran – who suffers from PTSD – has fought a number of physical illnesses after leaving the army including Crohn’s and colitis.
While in hospital in 2016, Paul developed sepsis which placed him in a coma for 10 days.
Given just 36 hours to live at one point, the 47-year-old ended up staying in the hospital for a further seven months. During that time his Bravehound Irma refused to leave his side and the pair were only separated when he was placed in the ICU.